Hiroshima’s Tragedy

In August of 1945 during World War 2, the American military dropped a 16-kilotonne atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This decision absolutely destroyed a thriving city while killing about 140,000 people while leaving survivors damaged for the rest of their days due to the nuclear radiation.

Although the decision to drop the bomb helped end the war in the Pacific, there is still low levels of radiation in the area but does not have harm to human bodies.The survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings are known in Japan as hibakusha. There are about 83,000 people living in Hiroshima today.

Hiroshima’s Earth Time-lapse 1984-2016

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